The Future Is Here: Watch a Drone Mix a Cocktail Like an Expert - Atlas Obscura

The Future Is Here: Watch a Drone Mix a Cocktail Like an Expert

A perfectly unnecessary way to serve a drink.

This post was written by Carly Pifer and originally appeared on Per la Mente. Discover more like this at Per La Mente.

Waiting for a bartender to shake or stir your drink is so yesterday. Brooklyn creator Michael Cirino, boasting some serious Italian heritage cred—check the mustache—decided to change the game. That’s kinda his M.O.: His culinary experience company A Razor/A Shiny Knife has long conceived and executed unexpected and unusual events, like serving a fancy lunch on the L train or organizing a 100-course meal for a discerning crowd.

His latest endeavor, for which he built a gigantic bar that doubles as launching and landing pad, is making cocktails (like the recipe below) with drones.

Remember: don't drink and drone.
Remember: don’t drink and drone. Sonic Highlark, Brittany NO FOMO

The Pilot

Stir all ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with candied ginger.

  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. ginger syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Fernet-Branca
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • Candied ginger

Per La Mente — which means “for the mind” — has been created by Fernet-Branca to be a source of discovery about what's possible across the vast universe of creative experiences. We’re endlessly curious about underground, experiential, and elusive culture, as well as the artists who make and love it. With every story, we share a spark of mystery, a hint of eccentricity, a dash of staggering originality, and a tinge of passionate genius. Think of Per La Mente as the storyteller, the enabler — the conduit to the path less traveled. Open your mind to some splendid adventures, like the one we have brought forth here.